Current Status: This project will double the existing banquet room to more than 400 seats by extending the building to the north into the area now occupied by a City Hall employee parking lot. The design kick-off meeting was conducted on July 27, 2017. The city has determined that the best manner for construction of this project is the construction manager at risk approach. Proposals were received from seven firms. Staff recommendations were made at the December 19, 2017 City Commission meeting, at which time the City selected The Collage Co. to serve as the construction manager at risk for pre-construction services needed to work with the architects, Rhodes + Brito. Collectively, these two firms and city staff will produce a final design. The Collage Co. will be invited to provide a cost of construction for the building and related site improvements once the plans are complete. The City Commission will then make a decision as to whether to accept this price proposal or to take other action to complete the project. The construction manager at risk (builder) has been hired and began construction on May 16, 2018. Outside work should be finished before Founders’ Day (November 2-3) and the entire building completed by the end of February 2019.
Construction of the Lakeshore Center Expansion will cost an estimated $3,872,245, all from the General Fund Bond. Interior spaces such as the restrooms, bride and groom rooms, and other spaces will change with the new expansion. When the expansion is completed, the Lakeshore Center will be able to support multiple events across several rooms, or large events up to 400 people in a single room. It will also feature a smaller venue, the Lakeview Room, which will accommodate up to 125 persons in banquet seating.
General Fund Capital Bond Construction Schedule
Using the construction manager at risk approach, the building contractor worked with the city and its architectural design firm to develop a detailed set of construction documents, and then provided a guaranteed maximum price for construction. Work is presently underway on the main building expansion and construction of an adjacent storage building, which includes a linen laundry facility.